Auto industry races to make ventilators during virus crisis By AFP | Last Updated: 1st April, 2020, 16:31

As hospitals around the world face a surge of patients with breathing difficulties from COVID-19, the scarcity of ventilators has forced doctors to make life-or-death decisions

Auto industry races to make ventilators during virus crisis

Ancient tomb discovered in northwest China Ancient tomb discovered in northwest China

Experts says the tomb is well preserved except some slight damage on the top of the tomb


Facebook and Instagram remove Bolsonaro video questioning virus quarantine Facebook and Instagram remove Bolsonaro video questioning virus quarantine

On Monday, Mandetta again stresses the importance of social distancing in order to slow the virus


Twitter removes two Bolsonaro tweets questioning virus quarantine Twitter removes two Bolsonaro tweets questioning virus quarantine

Two of the posts are removed and replaced with a notice explaining why they had been taken down


UK space company OneWeb blames coronavirus for collapse UK space company OneWeb blames coronavirus for collapse

OneWeb, the high-profile London-based satellite start-up, has filed for bankruptcy protection in the US


Facebook revenue slips as usage leaps during pandemic Facebook revenue slips as usage leaps during pandemic

Online advertising is expected to be affected by the pandemic as many marketing campaigns are cut back, and ad targeting is thrown into chaos


Elon Musk 'gives 1,255 ventilators to LA' Elon Musk 'gives 1,255 ventilators to LA'

Tesla boss Elon Musk says he has donated 1,255 ventilators to officials in Los Angeles to meet demand


Europe eyes smartphone location data to stem virus spread

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The White House has reached out to Big Tech companies for help in the worst pandemic in a century, but Google and Facebook both told the AP they are not sharing people's location data with governments


Samsung Galaxy Z Flip: futuristic folding smartphone on the go Samsung Galaxy Z Flip: futuristic folding smartphone on the go

Folding Smartphones are returning with grandeur. As a new soldier in this race, Samsung Galaxy Z Flip tries 


Crowdsourced virtual supercomputer revs up virus research Crowdsourced virtual supercomputer revs up virus research

The “distributed computing” effort ties together thousands of devices to create a virtual supercomputer


Coronavirus: Robots use light beams to zap hospital viruses Coronavirus: Robots use light beams to zap hospital viruses

"Please leave the room, close the door and start a disinfection," says a voice from the robot


Netflix urged to slow streaming to stop the internet from breaking Netflix urged to slow streaming to stop the internet from breaking

The European Union is urging Netflix and other streaming platforms to stop showing video in high definition to prevent the internet from breaking 


Facebook scrambles as use soars in time of isolation Facebook scrambles as use soars in time of isolation

Teams are hard at work to make sure all the services run smoothly, because this is clearly a time when people want to stay connected


Facebook acknowledges a bug that blocked coronavirus news Facebook acknowledges a bug that blocked coronavirus news

Rosen says the problems are unrelated to any changes to its content moderator workforce. The company reportedly sent its human moderators home this week


Local agents need separate VAT numbers for Facebook, Google, WhatsApp, Youtube Local agents need separate VAT numbers for Facebook, Google, WhatsApp, Youtube

Local agents of international tech giants like Facebook, Google, IMO, and Youtube will need separate VAT registration numbers for each of the companies


Alibaba's Ma donates coronavirus test kits to US Alibaba's Ma donates coronavirus test kits to US

Alibaba co-founder Jack Ma has sent the first shipment of surgical masks and coronavirus test kits to the US


Facebook commits $20m to fight COVID-19 Facebook commits $20m to fight COVID-19

Facebook is matching up to $10 million in donations, and 100 per cent of funds will directly support the work to prevent, detect and respond to the outbreak around the world


Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates leaves board Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates leaves board

Gates served as chairman of Microsoft's board of directors until early in 2014 and has now stepped away entirely


Consumers snap up PhoneSoap to sanitize cell phones Consumers snap up PhoneSoap to sanitize cell phones

And that's why sales of a device-cleaning machine called PhoneSoap are soaring.


Coronavirus set to affect mobile handset production in Bangladesh: BMPIA Coronavirus set to affect mobile handset production: BMPIA

The concern over coronavirus is growing as the death toll from it has reached 4,633 globally as of Thursday


Elon Musk's big worry now SpaceX not getting to Mars before he dies Elon Musk's big worry now SpaceX not getting to Mars

While others worry about economies slipping into recession and markets melting down


Ancient tombs discovered in southwest China Ancient tombs discovered in southwest China

The tombs, dating back to the Warring States Period (475-221 BC), are unearthed in Qu County in the province


New BeiDou navigation satellite launched New BeiDou navigation satellite launched

Compared with other navigation systems in the world, the design of the BDS constellation is unique, including medium earth orbit, inclined geosynchronous earth orbit


Facebook tests cross-posting stories to Instagram with experimental feature Facebook tests cross-posting stories to Instagram

A screenshot of how the cross-posting feature could work on Facebook's Android app has been shared by app researcher Jane Manchun Wong


Google restricts visits to curb coronavirus risk Google restricts visits to curb coronavirus risk

Google is already among technology companies including Facebook, Microsoft and Amazon that have given employees the option of working from home instead of going to the office


Cambridge Analytica: Australia takes Facebook to court over privacy Australia sues Facebook over Cambridge Analytica

Australia's federal court can impose a fine of A$1.7m (£860,000) for every serious or repeated interference with privacy


Tech lifestyles enable ‘safe escape’ from coronavirus Tech lifestyles enable ‘safe escape’ from coronavirus

The latest tech-inspired lifestyle solutions are gaining traction as more people are advised to work from home, and many conferences and gatherings are cancelled


US lawmakers propose internet controls to fight child porn US lawmakers propose internet controls to fight child porn

The internet is infested with this criminal conduct, and the images, and photos, and video of it. That’s our target


Facebook removes Donald Trump ad disguised as census message Facebook removes Trump ad disguised as census message

The ads encouraged readers to "take the official 2020 Congressional District Census," but clicking on the messages directed users to a Trump campaign website


Twitter bans content that ‘dehumanises’ people with disability, disease Twitter bans content that ‘dehumanises’ people with disability, disease

"A rule barring such hate speech targeting religious groups now applies to "language that dehumanizes on the basis of age, disability, or disease," the Twitter safety team says in an online post


NASA names next Mars rover 'Perseverance' NASA names next Mars rover 'Perseverance'

It will be the fifth exploratory vehicle, projected to land in February 2021, on the Red Planet following in the tire tracks of the similarly augustly titled Sojourner, Spirit, Opportunity, and Curiosity


Facebook to help combat virus misinformation Facebook to help combat virus misinformation

Zuckerberg says Facebook will also give support and millions more in ad credits to other unspecified organizations


Chinese app WeChat censored virus content since 1 Jan Chinese app WeChat censored virus content since 1 Jan

China's most popular messaging app has been censoring key words about the coronavirus outbreak from as early as 1 January


Google cancels developers gathering due to coronavirus Google cancels developers gathering due to coronavirus

Google added it is exploring other ways for its developer community to connect and collaborate


NASA to reveal name of latest Mars rover NASA to reveal name of latest Mars rover

The Mars 2020 rover currently is at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida being prepared for launch this summer


Mexican YouTuber sentenced to 50 years over kidnap Mexican YouTuber sentenced to 50 years over kidnap

A YouTuber who kidnapped a woman in the Mexican state of Chihuahua in February 2018 has been sentenced to 50 years


NASA selects SpaceX for 2022 'Psyche' asteroid mission NASA selects SpaceX for 2022 'Psyche' asteroid mission

The Psyche mission currently is targeted to launch in July 2022 on a Falcon Heavy rocket from Launch Complex 39A at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, the US space agency said in a statement late Friday


BCS Computer City's IT Expo 2020 begins in city BCS Computer City's IT Expo 2020 begins in city

Private Sector Industry and Investment Advisor to the Prime MinisterSalman Fazlur Rahman, MP, inaugurated the Mega Fair as the Chief Guest


Apple, Samsung, Huawei,80 others accused of using forced Chinese labour 83 phone manufacturers accused of using forced Uighurs labour

The Australian think tank identifies a network of at least 27 factories in nine Chinese provinces where more than 80,000 Uighurs have been transferred


Best folding smartphones to change your smartphone Experience Best folding smartphones to change your smartphone Experience

Do you find pleasure in flipping your Smartphone? The style and comfort of folding phones vary with the advancement

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